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DIY Tanker Desk refinished top This desk was so disgusting... the rubber top was so damaged (full of deep cuts, grease & grime, gum...). Here's what I did to refinish the top: 1) I peeled the old rubber off 2) Coated the bare metal with Rustoleum primer (2 coats, just to be safe) 3) 2 coats of light turquoise latex paint 4) After it dried, I poured a bartop epoxy over the whole thing! I now have a usable, shiny new desk top - in the color of my choice! :)


Vintage Tanker Desk Steelcase Mid-Century. Mine is a sage green with swirled green/white Formica top. Has a few dings and scratches, but I REFUSE to get rid of it! Thinking of repainting it...before it goes in the new house!

from Woodworking Network

How To Restore a Tanker Desk

A year or so ago I became very interested in restoring old vintage items, like tools and furniture, and incorporating salvaged items into some of my custom woodworking projects. The latest project I completed was an All Steel Equipment tanker desk that I purchased at an online auction back in February.


Vintage Tanker Desk with Geometric Pattern in shades of white, grey, turquoise, wood stain, and metallic gold